The classic pairing of iris and violet is joined by the depth of grasse leather, paying tribute to the origins of french perfumery.
In the 16th century , Grasse was reputed for its leatherwork whose creations often had a powerful and animal smell . To counteract this aroma , the leather was impregnated with flowers such as iris, violet, or rose, which flourished particularly well in the area of Grasse.
Fabrice Pellegrin, who was raised in Grasse, wanted to pay tribute to the village where he grew up, choosing leather notes as a nod to the tanneries of yesteryear. The violet leaves create a link between the velvety leather and the bitterness of the mastic tree, while the iris brings a touch of elegance and roundness to Cuirissime, containing its animal nature.